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This came up in discussion this evening. Keyron and I were with our friend Deb. Just for reference info, she's black and so is Keyron. She mentioned that Gates back talked the officer and he shouldn't have. I told her that Gates had every right to do so. I got very indignant when she said that. I told her that a police officer should have a thicker skin than to let a little back talk set them off. If there's one thing that pisses me off beyond all comprehension it is police who abuse their power. And this is clearly the case with the Cambridge cop and the police department he represents.Why else would they have dropped the charges? And I can just imagine the conversation between the police chief and the DA's office. I have a feeling the Chief got ripped a new asshole. As to police, I don't trust them as far as I can throw one. And I say this having worked for the state Attorney General. Saw too many instance of police malfeasance to think I could trust them. You want to search my place or vehicle, make god fucking damn sure you have a warrant. Probable cause won't do at all.
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